2016 PSA Watch List
- Updated: October 20, 2016
The PLATINUM STAR AWARD is youth Football’s version of the Heisman Trophy award. This honor will be awarded to the nation’s most outstanding youth football player. There will be a winner from each grade, 6th through 8th and players will be selected based on film, coach’s comments, individual stats, G.P.A., and team and community accomplishments. Players who engage in community service and other productive activities will have a greater chance at winning the award. We believe that there is no age too young to begin the journey towards greatness.
To keep the Selection process legitimate, NSR has put together an 11 person, Platinum Star selection committee, with a combined 150 years of coaching and football experience. These football professionals will evaluate the talent and vote for the winner. We also get the fans involved in the process with our social media fan vote. This process allows the fans to Vote via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets making the selection process interactive for the fans.
The 2016 winners have all displayed the qualities on and off the playing field that makes them eligible for the award. The National Sports Report is proud to recognize them as our players of the year in their respective grade groups and want to honor their accomplishments with our Platinum Star Award tour. NSR will go to the hometown of the winners and present the award to the players at their schools in front of the entire student body. We will work in concert with local media, city government and the youth football community in these areas as well.
The National Sports Report will travel to the Cities of the winners to present the winners with the most prestigious award in youth sports in their own backyard. Hundreds of Athletes get nominated annually, but the 3 winners, voted by our committee and the fans, must be a winner on and off the playing field. The purpose of this tour is to spread the word about NSR and our promotional partners on an intimate yet effective level while reinforcing our dedication to the development of our youth. Features of the tour will include:
In School Trophy presentation – The National Sports Report will work hand and hand with the recipient’s school and local media to present the award during school in front of the entire student body. We choose this approach so that the notion of being a “student athlete” remains the most important element of winning the award.
Regional Coaches and youth administrator Meet and Greet – This tour provides us with an opportunity to meet with the local and regional coaching community and introduce our 2017 agenda. This also adds to our growing national coaching database.